Wendy W. Duitsman


A celebration of life will be held for Wendy W. Duitsman on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Swea City, with Pastor Todd Hartsock as Officiant.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at the Henry Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong, Iowa.

Wendy will be laid to rest at the Armstrong Grove Cemetery in Armstrong, Iowa.

Wendy Wanda Work was born on September 18, 1956 in Fairmont, Minnesota to Orval and Dorothy (Adkins) Work. She passed away peacefully on July 28, 2023 in Fairmont, MN.

Wendy received her education at Swea City Schools graduating in 1974. After high school she went on to Iowa Lakes Community College, graduating in 1975 with her LPN Nursing license. She made her career as a nurse at Valley Vue Care Center for forty plus years, where she loved her residents. One of her greatest memories of being a nurse was being able to mentor other nurses, especially Jacob and Michelle.

She married Richard Duitsman on December 18, 1976 in Swea City, to this union three children were born: Emily, Corey, and Anita. Wendy enjoyed going to Illinois every year to visit family. She also enjoyed reading, listening to music, driving around and spending time with her family. She loved celebrating holidays and her favorite was Christmas.

She retired in September 2020 and took on a new role as babysitter for her granddaughter. This was very rewarding for her as she got to spend extra time with her precious granddaughter, Violet Jade.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Emily (Troy) Meyer, Corey (Cassie) Duitsman, and Anita (Samuel) Albright; granddaughter, Violet Jade Albright; her fur baby, Woo; her “adopted” kids Jerica Hamilton, Mikey Dimmick, and Nicole Napier; her sister Wanita (Art) Hammond; Mary (John) Fisher, Gary (Dawn) Walders, Carla (Butch) Strong, Marge (Troy) Deling, Patti (Shorty) Burkhart; many nieces and nephews, former co-workers and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy, Orval and Geanann Work; husband Richard “Dicky” Duitsman; brothers Merlin & Marlin Mix, sisters Marilyn Mix, Marlys Cole, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Online condolences may be left for Wendy’s family at HenryOlsonFuneral.com